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10 Reasons Why Urban Gardening is Taking Over Cities

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“​​Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.”​​H. Jackson Browne 10 Reasons Why Urban Gardening is Taking Over CitiesAlso referred to as urban agriculture, urban gardening is the process to grow plants and vegetables within the city. The most worth mentioning feature of this form of gardening is that […]

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Vertical Farming Systems: Your 3 Biggest Questions Answered

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​It’s a rapidly growing trend in agriculture. Vertical farming systems ​are becoming something done at home, in an apartment, in your backyard, on a rooftop, or even inside abandoned building. ​This is something that ​a lot of companies around the United States are looking at..​Cropping up–no pun intended– all across the country, new vertical farming companies […]

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Backyard Urban Farming is Sweeping The Country

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​There is a multitude of reasons to start backyard urban ​farming. Aside from the obvious food that you can grow, it’s healthier for you, it costs next to nothing to grow, and it’s something that you can teach your kids about and do together. City living doesn’t have to mean that you can’t grow your own […]

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Living Walls: Bring Your Garden Inside and Clean The Air Too

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​Living walls or green walls are self-sufficient vertical gardens which are connected to the outside or inside of a house or building. They are distinct from green façades (e.g. ivy walls) because the vegetation root in a structural support that is attached to the wall surface itself. The vegetation obtain water and nutrients from inside the […]

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Hydroponics System: Grow Healthy Food Year Around

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​​​​​What is a Hydroponic System?A hydroponics system is a group of plants that are set in a water based solution. This method does not use any dirt to secure the plants. Instead, peat moss, rockwool, perlite, or clay pellets are used. This approach allows the plants to have constant access to their nutrients and oxygen […]

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Aquaponics: A Method For Food Independence Or Survival

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​​​​Five Reasons to Enjoy Aquaponics GardeningAn aquaponic system is an answer to the food shortage across the world. Aquaponics is an amazing design capable of producing fish and vegetables in a very small area. It combines hydroponics, best known as a method of growing plants without soil, with the agricultural technique of aquaculture, or raising […]

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Aeroponics: Small Space, Big Yields

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Are you looking for big crop yields from small or limited space? Aeroponics is one answer.​Aeroponics, in a nutshell is…​Is a method of urban farming in which plants or crops are grown in an air or mist environment without using soil or another traditional medium. This differs from hydroponics, which uses a liquid nutrient solution as […]

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Urban or Suburban Organic Farming

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​What is Organic Farming? The USDA defines organic agriculture as “a production system that is managed to respond to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.”​Huh? While not everyone agrees on an accepted definition it can be roughly interpreted to mean Using nature […]

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